menu
Posted by
Message
liferedeemed
Arkansas Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2007
381 posts

1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
quote:

Unranked LSU (7-3-0) sprang one of the Classic’s biggest upsets, downing No. 2 Arkansas, 14-7, and ended college football’s longest winning streak at 22. The Hogs (10-0-0) last defeat came by the same score, on the same Cotton Bowl turf, to SMU in the ninth game of 1963. That also was the last time the Hogs had been blanked in the final two quarters until the Bengals turned the trick today.


Pictures from the game and full story

This was a terrible loss for Arkansas. LSU spoiled our chance at back-to-back National Championships breaking a 22 game winning streak. The positive effect on Arkansas program would have been huge.

It was an unbelievable game by LSU. They simple willed the win, and Arkansas was flat-footed. It is a great game, if you have the opportunity to watch the highlights I would suggest it.
This post was edited on 12/11 at 9:57 am



Tiger Ugly
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
7011 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
As the story goes, Mac was bringing the team in to the hotel and some Hog fans said "Hey, look they actually showed up".

Mac said he didn't have to say a thing after that to get the team ready.


vjp819
LSU Fan
South Sec. 414 / Alex Box Sec. 210
Member since Nov 2003
8638 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
22 game winning streak.


liferedeemed
Arkansas Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2007
381 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
Thanks. I couldn't remember if it was 21 or 22, but it was quoted right above.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Tiger Ugly
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
7011 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
In the game story, the only Arky TD drive was an 11-play 87 yard drive and only took 1:27 off the clock? What did they go out of bounds every play?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Celtic Tiger
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Feb 2005
362 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
Funny how the world works. I recently came across a program my grandfather had from that game. My boss played for the Tigers and was pictured and listed in the starters section. Led to some pretty good stories from him.

obligatory :csb:


756
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2004
12775 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
classy post- thanks for showing us that there are ARKY fans other than the ones who have bombarded our forum in the past couple of weeks

you are welcome here!


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
los angeles tiger
LSU Fan
1,601 miles from Tiger Stadium
Member since Oct 2003
55976 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
quote:

As the story goes, Mac was bringing the team in to the hotel and some Hog fans said "Hey, look they actually showed up".

Mac said he didn't have to say a thing after that to get the team ready.


Yep. The pig fans spent so much time laughing at the Tiger faithful in Dallas before the game asking why they even came to see their team get beat. Then the win by the Tigers shut up the piggies.

It was one of my Dad's favorite LSU wins and he loved to mention it to pig fans.


cypresstiger
LSU Fan
The South
Member since Aug 2008
1687 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
I remember reading that when LSU stopped cold an Arky run up the middle on the first play of the game, Mac said to himself, "We're gonna be OK."

or words to that effect


cypresstiger
LSU Fan
The South
Member since Aug 2008
1687 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
Oh, and QB Pat Screen with 10 passes all day. That was Cholly Mac football!


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
liferedeemed
Arkansas Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2007
381 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
Charlie Mac really seemed like a good guy. I know people that knew him personally and they really liked him. Of course, I do need to mention that he was born in Arkansas. :)


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
JawjaTigah
LSU Fan
South of Tampa
Member since Sep 2003
15609 posts
 Online 

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
quote:

It was one of my Dad's favorite LSU wins and he loved to mention it to pig fans.
I don't know if I am your Dad's age, but I was 16 when this game was played and it has remained one of the signature wins of the Mac/LSU era in my mind and heart ever since. An incredible effort by a clearly out-manned LSU team. They showed so much heart - and Cholly Mac showed Frank Broyles how to prepare a team and coach for victory.


Black Bengal
LSU Fan
Pearland, TX
Member since Jan 2005
200 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
One thing that I have not seen mentioned is that LSU knocked the Ark. starting QB out of the game in the 1st half I think; however, great win by the Tigers under any circumstances.


los angeles tiger
LSU Fan
1,601 miles from Tiger Stadium
Member since Oct 2003
55976 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
quote:

I don't know if I am your Dad's age, but I was 16 when this game was played and it has remained one of the signature wins of the Mac/LSU era in my mind and heart ever since.


Not quite. I had a brother that was only 3 years younger than you.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
JohnnyU
LSU Fan
Florida
Member since Nov 2006
4424 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
Broyles never got the bitter taste out of his mouth either. In his later days as an ABC analyst with Keith Jackson he rarely was positive in his comments towards the Tigers.
Oh yeah, Brittenum to Crockett was a great tandem. Th.IDE guys kicked ass.


Deke
LSU Fan
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Member since Jan 2004
708 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
I may be wrong, but I don't remember Brittenum getting knocked out of that game. I remember either Screen or Stokely getting knocked out for LSU. Long time ago, but one of the greatest LSU wins of all time.


Deke
LSU Fan
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Member since Jan 2004
708 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
Oh yeah, still mad at Doug Moreau for missing a chip shot field goal that would have iced the game.


los angeles tiger
LSU Fan
1,601 miles from Tiger Stadium
Member since Oct 2003
55976 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
quote:

Oh yeah, still mad at Doug Moreau for missing a chip shot field goal that would have iced the game.




So good to hear that I'm not the only one that remains pissed over some bad plays that happened years ago, even in wins or defeats.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
liferedeemed
Arkansas Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2007
381 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
You are right. Broyles never did recover from this game. I would say that this loss was worse than the Game of the Century (1969 #1 Texas @ #2 Arkansas game). Both were extremely tough losses. Broyles could have had 3 NCs in 6 year span. LSU cost us one and Texas took the other. He had Texas down 14-0 and choked. And he should have never lost to LSU with the talent he had on the field. LSU came in and played hard and rammed the football down the field.


CSATiger
LSU Fan
The Battlefield
Member since Aug 2010
4494 posts

re: 1966 Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. LSU
Great game. I was 9 at the time, but already a Tiger, family traditon. Our neighbor was from arky and came to watch with us. left in a huff.
It is the first LSU game I remeber watching on TV.


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 3next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram